A firefighter died Friday evening during an intervention for a fire in fields in Loire-Atlantique, announced the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis).
A terrible drama in Loire-Atlantique. The firefighter in charge of the Saint-Lyphard center died during an intervention for a field fire, announced this Friday the Loire-Atlantique departmental fire and rescue service.
“It is with immense sadness that the SDIS 44 announces the death in service of the head of the Saint Lyphard center during an intervention for a field fire. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones, ”said Sdis de Loire-Atlantique on Twitter. Questioned by AFP, the firefighters did not wish to give more details immediately on the circumstances.
It is with great sadness that the SDIS 44 announces the death in service ordered of the head of the center of St Lyphard during an intervention for field fire. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/t4plkpfI5f
– Firefighters 44 (@SDIS44) August 5, 2022
According to local media reports, the man was 50 years old.
Last summer, the Loire-Atlantique firefighters were bereaved by the death of a 60-year-old volunteer firefighter during training with a team of water rescuers from Sdis in Pornic.